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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Brooklyn College is an above-average public college located in Brooklyn, New York in the New York City Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 11,142 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Brooklyn College acceptance rate is 44%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Accounting. Graduating 58% of students, Brooklyn College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,400.
2900 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Branch of
CUNY System
About Brooklyn College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference

CUNY Brooklyn College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Brooklyn Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1060-1240
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$4,211/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,700/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    91%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,142Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,836
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Fashionable, Diverse, somewhat reserved
    40%
  • Local New Yorkers
    25%
  • Avarage
    15%
  • Social and Accepting
    9%
  • Reserved
    7%
  • Outgoing
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.52 responses
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After my experience at Brooklyn College, I now truly consider it to be "the poor man's harvard." My experience as a Bachelor of Science degree candidate in biology was excellent. The professors were quite knowledgable and the courses were challenging enough to prepare me for medical school. Any negative reviews from people who have attended Brooklyn College must have been from students who did not take advantage of the endless resources and opportunities that are provided by the school. In addition, the cheap tuition (under $7,000 per year) allows students to receive a top-notch education at a bargain price! Most students graduate debt-free and loan free. The one thing I didn't like about Brooklyn College was that the non-science courses were easier than I would have hoped. I have received an A+ in almost all of the non-science courses that I completed.
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Brooklyn College is such a beautiful campus which made it very easy to get come every day. The professors are pretty cool but what I would love is to see less ad-junct professors and more full time/ tenured professors. I only ask that because after building connections with my professors, they would disappear once the year ended, pulled into a void of forgotten professors. It made me less inclined to actually get to know my professors and it also made me feel like majority of the ad-junct professors did not care much about the students, it was just another blip in their teaching career.
Honestly, this school is not great. Limited resources and cheap - at least it isn’t one of those cash mongering NYC institutions.

I will say I’ve had some great professors who really care.

They sometimes assign grad students as profs for high level courses, which is alright, but their inexperience shows.

Some professors are “conservative” (specifically the CS department). The dept doesn’t really care about teaching real skills. The CS dept director can be rude, is absolutely infuriating to deal with, and condescending. They want their $ and to meet whatever (marketing term) KPIs that’ll let them keep their jobs. Such a shame honestly.